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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Big game for Spurs tonight, in Denmark

There is a big game tonight we may well have a scout at Midtjylland vs Club Brugge. This is an important game for several reasons.

Wikipedia tells us that FC Midtjylland is a Danish football team from Herning and Ikast in the Western part of Jutland. They play in the Danish Superliga at the MCH Arena which seats 11,800. Tonight they could qualify for the next round of the UEFA Europa League. That creates pressure, especially because their opponents are the side that could take their place so this is a winner takes all game.

Midtjylland midfielder Pione Sisto is a player we hold an interest in. The 1.85 m (6ft 1in) 20-year-old (21 in February) Ugandan has been dubbed the 'African Eriksen' in Denmark where he has lived since he was 2 months old. Spurs have been sending scouts to watch him play in the European Championship qualifiers for Denmark, he has 2 full caps and 4 Under-21 caps.

Everton has already tried to sign him while Juventus, Roma, AC Milan, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Valencia, Porto have all scouted him. It was the national manager Morten Olsen who compared him to our own Christian Eriksen. De Telegraaf report that Ajax offered £5.06-million (US$7.67m - AUS$10.51m - €7m) without success.

For Midtjylland to go through at the expense of Belgian side Club Brugge would be an achievement, Belgium has a stronger domestic competition than the Danish Superliga.

He isn't the only player on show of interest to us though as we scout Club Brugge games extensively. We were one of 39 scouts at a recent game of theirs. Of interest to us is 22-year-old (23 next January) Belgian centre-back Brandon Mechele. The 1.88 m (6ft 2in) Belgian Under-21 international will be known by Alderweireld and Vertonghen who no doubt have given Pochettino their opinion of his potential.

Napoli have 15 points and are Group D winners
Midtjylland are second on 6 points with 5 goals for and 11 against
Club Brugge are third on 4 points with 3 goals for and 10 against
Legia Warsaw are fourth on 4 points with 2 goals for and 5 against

If Legia Warsaw do not beat Napoli the Midtjylland just need a point and they beat Club Brugge in Belgium 3-1, but have lost all three games since, two of wich to be fair were against Napoli. It is a pressure situation for both teams, how players cope will be of special interest to us.


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